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Why build satellites the size of a school bus, when he could create them at a fraction of the size and a fraction of the cost?
His curiosity led his company,
Fujikawa's concept soon caught the attention of the
Now, 10 years later, Fujikawa is set to expand his
"This is where space technology is heading," he said.
The company recently won a contract with the
"We've worked hard to get to this point. For now, our main focus is in satellite technology," he said.
Peirce MacGill, a business development associate for the
"In this county, satellites are just a division of a bigger firm," MacGill said.
He believes Fujikawa's company is just the start the development of specialized technology in the county.
"We're hoping to see more companies like this want to come here and open," he said. "
In addition to small satellites,
The firm specializes in CubeSats, a type of miniaturized satellite that's smaller than a shoebox, developed for space research.
"Since they are so small, many universities can afford to build CubeSats as student projects and launch them into space," Fujikawa said.
Fujikawa has been working with satellites for most of his life.
"We're finally at a stable place where things will happen more quickly," he said.
To celebrate its progress,
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